Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care – because when children learn, we all grow.   We are specialists in early childhood education and care and our service offerings include:

  • Children’s programs located at Carlton North, Docklands, Broadmeadows, Yarraville and Carlton. We currently provide education and care for over 800 children and their families
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3900) that delivers nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and care
  • Professional development, including short courses and tailor-made training. In the past 20 years thousands of adult learners have received a nationally recognised qualification and the majority of children’s services in Victoria have participated in our professional development and support programs

For over eighty years Gowrie Victoria has grown. We currently employ over 250 people and we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

Some of the benefits of working at Gowrie Victoria include:

  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation that is making a difference in the community
  • A flexible and friendly workplace with ample opportunities for career and professional development
  • The chance to meet and work with people who are some of the best in their field
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous personal and carers leave entitlement of 15 days per annum
  • 20 days annual leave and 17.5% leave loading paid in December to help with extra holiday expenses
  • Option to salary sacrifice additional superannuation.

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Room Leader, Full Time ongoing, Carlton

Our newest service Carlton Learning Precinct, co-located with Carlton Primary School, is seeking an experienced room leader to join the team.

The Role

The Room Leader will lead and coach a team of educators in providing quality ECEC in line with the NQF and approved frameworks. The successful candidate will:

  • Drive practice that is aligned to Gowrie’s purpose and values.
  • Develop and implement an educational program responsive to the interests, strengths and learning needs of children.
  • Develop pedagogical documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning. This documentation will support practice, communication and meet the requirements of the NQF.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coach and mentor colleagues to achieve shared goals.
  • Participate in and share professional learning.

Selection Criteria

(you must address the selection criteria in a brief cover letter)

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma qualification (minimum) in ECEC (or equivalent) and have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience in leading a 0-3 age group room (desirable)
  • An ability to articulate the role of Early Childhood Educator and what theories underpin their practice.
  • Demonstrated competency to lead and coach a team of educators and a willingness to engage in deep professional learning to further develop leadership skills.

How to Apply

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